These 12 Hiking Spots in Missouri Are Completely Out of This World

Missouri is a vast and beautiful state filled with many great hiking spots.  No matter your fitness level, and whether you are interested in mountains, caves, woods, water, or wildlife, there is something for everyone in the state of Missouri.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Again, these are only a small sample of the numerous hiking spots in Missouri.  Even within these locations, there are a variety of trails.  Where do you like to go hiking?

Address: Taum Sauk Mountain, Arcadia Township, MO 63650, USA
Address: 307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63039, USA
Address: 217 State Hwy TT, Danville, MO 63361, USA
Address: 10621 MO-121, Cameron, MO 64429, USA
Address: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681, USA
Address: Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 Hwy H, Leasburg, MO 65535, USA
Address: 6990 S Missouri 94, St Charles, MO 63304, USA
Address: Mark Twain National Forest, 401 Fairgrounds Rd, Rolla, MO 65401, USA
Address: Big Spring, Carter Township, MO 63965, USA
Address: Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
Address: Cuivre River State Park, 678 MO-147, Troy, MO 63379, USA
Address: Roaring River State Park, 12716 Farm Rd 2239, Cassville, MO 65625, USA
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Hiking Spots In Missouri

May 12, 2021

Are there any hiking spots in Missouri that lead to good waterfalls?

If waterfalls are your thing, we certainly have many in Missouri. In fact, we have a fun road trip planned that will take you to four, including Johnson’s Shut-Ins, which isn’t technically a waterfall but it’s a stunning watery sight nonetheless. If you want even more waterfalls, we’ve got a second road trip planned for you that’s a little longer!

What are some natural wonders in Missouri?

Visitors who are familiar with the more urban areas of the Show-Me State like Kansas City and St. Louis may be surprised to realize how many natural wonders we’ve got! The Elephant Rocks are always fun to take tourists to – those massive boulders really do resemble elephants!

How many state parks are in Missouri?

Missouri boasts an incredible 91 state parks! The largest state park, Lake of The Ozarks State Park in Kaiser has enough trails and activities to keep anybody busy for days. Another great one to visit is Echo Bluff State Park in Eminence.

Address: Taum Sauk Mountain, Arcadia Township, MO 63650, USA
Address: 307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63039, USA
Address: 217 State Hwy TT, Danville, MO 63361, USA
Address: 10621 MO-121, Cameron, MO 64429, USA
Address: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 State Hwy 86, Lampe, MO 65681, USA
Address: Onondaga Cave State Park, 7556 Hwy H, Leasburg, MO 65535, USA
Address: 6990 S Missouri 94, St Charles, MO 63304, USA
Address: Mark Twain National Forest, 401 Fairgrounds Rd, Rolla, MO 65401, USA
Address: Big Spring, Carter Township, MO 63965, USA
Address: Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
Address: Cuivre River State Park, 678 MO-147, Troy, MO 63379, USA
Address: Roaring River State Park, 12716 Farm Rd 2239, Cassville, MO 65625, USA